Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday May 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Church of the Resurrection, Student Center 
13720 Roe Ave.
Leawood, KS 66224

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Julie Fricke 
In Mission Together Program Assistant & Registrar 


Conference rates available until April 21, 2014

Drury Inn
10963 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS  66210

$81.00 Doubles/King 
Free Continental Breakfast

Pear Tree
10951 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66210

$66.00 Doubles/King
Free Continental Breakfast

For the rates above, use BizTrip Corporate ID # 312496

Hotels do not provide free Shuttle Service.   Ground transportation can be arranged through the Kansas City Airport.   

The IMT Summit Team

 Rev. Patrick Friday
 IMT Director


  Rev. Cayce Stapp
 IMT Partnership Coordinator


 MiRhang Baek
 IMT Partnership Coordinator
 Central Asia



 Greg Gelzinnis
 IMT Partnership Coordinator


In Partnership With: 


Equipping church leaders (clergy & laity) for missional engagement locally and globally.  Best practices, training sessions, collaborative workshops to inspire and mobilize your congregation!       

CEU credits for attending!

Discover how 50/50 Partnerships are mobilizing and multiplying the United Methodist Movement. 

Equipping Your Church for Long-Term Missional Impact! 

ENGAGE- You are invited to the In Mission Together (IMT) Global Partnership Summit sponsored by Global Ministries in collaboration with the Great Plains Conference and hosted by Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Featuring practitioners from around the world who are leading disciple-making movements based on the Wesleyan model. These dynamic, young leaders will share their insights and provide training for equipping and empowering your church both locally and globally.  

COLLABORATE - You will engage in an interactive, collaborative roundtable with partners on three continents: Asia, Africa, and North America. We will have hubs in Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, and Honduras with real-time, interactive dialogue and worship through simulcasting over the internet.  You will be equipped to replicate this use of technology in your own church with your missional partners.  

RESPOND - You will be equipped through the 50/50 Covenant and empowered with groundbreaking tools for missional engagement including the creation of "glocal" partnerships based on long-term, asset-based methodology versus short-term, needs-based charity. You will be ready to mobilze your church and inspired by the collaboration to join the movement. 

Discover a New Way To Worship with Your Partner!

 Don't miss this exciting opportunity to interact as Global Partners live  via the internet. As God works in us and through us, we will share  joint worship experiences that connect the attendees in the United  States with the attendees in Central Asia, Malawi, and Honduras.    We'll sing, hear inspiring messages, share communion, and hear the  faith stories of our brothers and sisters across the world. 


Featured Speakers

Rev. Adam Hamilton

 Rev. Hamilton is the founding pastor of the the 20,000 member United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS (the largest UMC in the United States).  A world-renowned writer, teacher, and speaker, he will share is expertise in "missional engagement."  

Bishop Eduard Khegay

As the Bishop of the Eurasia Episcopal Area, which stretches across 11 time zones from Eastern Europe to Asia, Bishop Khegay has played an active role in the Russia Initiatve and in recent church development efforts in Central Asia. He will share his vision for the United Methodist Church in Eurasia through an interactive presentation "Roadmap 2015." 

Rev. Daniel Mhone

A true visionary leader in the United Methodist Church, Rev. Daniel Mhone, Mission Superintendent for Malawi, knows what it takes to plant churches.  Recently quoted as saying "The Church of God only grows when it is in movement, not an institution," Mhone is providing leadership for 150+ churches and is guiding the development of the UMC from a mission intitiative to a provisional annual conference.  

Rev. Dr. Juan Eduardo Guerrero 

 Mission Superintendent of  the UMC in Honduras, Rev. Dr. Guerreo , is providing leadiership  for the growth of the church across the county.  Juan is a missionary of the General Board of  Global Ministries and a native of Columbia. His passion is planting a self-sustaining  movement in the heart of Central America.  

Rev. Yulia Starodubets

 A church planter and dynamic leader,  Rev. Yulia Starodubets is focused on reaching more  people for Christ through cross-cultural discipleship.  She has engaged the community,  especially university students, and brought a diverse group of young leaders into the life of  the church.  She is also a trail blazer in the UMC becoming the first ordained female in the  Central Asia District.  

Rev. Eumin Kim 

The Rev. Eumin Kim has been a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, serving as co-director, with his wife, Prumeh Kim, of the United Methodist Mission Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan since 2011. 

Ms. Prumeh Kim 

 Ms.Prumeh Kim has been a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The  United  Methodist Church, serving as co-director of the United Methodist Mission Center in  Almaty,  Kazakhstan with her husband, the Rev. E. Kim since 2011. 

Rev. Kabala Chali 

 Rev. Kalaba Chali leads the Great Plains Conference’s Mercy and Justice Ministries.Chali  has extensive international and domestic experience in mercy and justice ministries and  high cross-cultural competency. He has served in small and large churches. He is a  graduate of Africa University and Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology.

Dr. Randy Russ

Good intentions often lead to inadvertant hurts, or worse, in mission fields. Dr. Randy Russ will explore "Helping without Hurting" based on both his personal experience globally, working with coffee farmers in Rwanda, and locally, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and his work with the Chalmer's Center for Economic Development at Convenant College.  Discover how a path forward can be found not by providing resources to the poor and disenfranchised, but by walking with them, humbly, in partnership.

Rev. Mande Muyombo

 Rev Mande Muyombo, Assistant General Secretary of Justice & Relationships for Global  Ministries, is a graduate of Africa University and dedicated leader for Africa.  He is engaged in mobilizing the United Methodist across the continent.

Rev. Ullas Tankler

 Dr Ullas Tankler, Executive Secretary of  Mission Relationships in Europe and North Africa for  Global Ministries, is a dedicated leadership trainer and roundtable facilitator.  He lives in  Estonia and equips the church in mission and ministry from the Ural Mountains to the  Mediterranean Sea.

Rev. Edgar Avitia

 Rev. Edgar Avitia Legarda, Executive Secretary for Mission Relationships in Latin America  and the Caribbean for Global Ministries, is passionate about the development of a holistic  Methodist Church in Honduras.  He is a mentor, trainer and facilitator to church  leaders  across the continent in Wesleyan Spirituality and community development. 

Mr. Alfiado Zunguza

 Alfiado S. Zunguza, Executive Secretary Africa for Global Ministries, provides leadership for  development of the UMC primarily in southern Africa.  He speaks fluent Portuguese and has a heart for discipleship and evangelism. 
 Tentative Schedule

*Simultaneous webcast with Partners in Central Asia, Malawi, and Honduras

Registration begins at 7.30 am Wednesday, May 14 and continues throughout the conference

Wednesday May 14: 

7.30 am -                       Registration 
9.00 – 10.15 am       *Global Praise & Worship led by Central Asia- Bishop Khegay
10.15 – 10.30 am         Break
10.30  am – Noon       *General Session 1 - 50/50 Partnership - Road Maps and Roundtable
Noon – 1.00 pm            Lunch
1.00 – 2.30 pm              General Session 2 - When Helping Hurts: Making it Personal  – Dr. Randy Russ
2.30 – 2.45 pm              Break
2.45 – 4.15 pm              Breakout Sessions  - Priorities

 Group #1: Eurasia/Central Asia
 Group #2: Honduras
 Group #3: Malawi 
 Group #4: Great Plains Mission Partnerships

4.15 – 7:00 pm              Dinner on your own
7.00 – 9.00 pm              Worship & Discussion with Adam Hamilton

Thursday May 15:

8.00 – 9.00 am           *Global Praise & Worship - led by Honduras
9.00 – 10.15 am         *General Session 3  - Lay Leadership & Methodist Movement
10.15 – 10.30 am         Break
10.30 am – Noon       *Collaborative Discussion with Partner Churches  
Noon - 1.00 pm             Lunch
1.00 – 2.30 pm              General Session 4 - Five Core Values  – IMT Coordinators 
2.30 – 2.45 pm              Break
2.45 – 4.15 pm              Breakout by Country Session 2 - Partnerships

 Group #1: Eurasia/Central Asia
 Group #2: Honduras
 Group #3: Malawi 
 Group #4: Great Plains Mission Partnerships

4.15 pm                          Dinner on own & Freetime

Friday May 16:

8.00 – 9.00 am            *Global Praise & Worship - led by Malawi            
9.15 – 10.15 am          *Collaborative Discussion with Partner Churches                                              
10.15 – 10.30 am          Break
10.30  am – Noon        *Roundtable Discussions
Noon – 1.00 pm             Lunch & Closing Devotion
1.00 – 2.30 pm              General Interest Breakout Sessions 

 Session #1 UMVIM
 Session #2 Using Social Media to Enhance your Partnerships                                   Session #3 Key Role to Theological Education
 Session #4 Holy Spirit Moments: Impact from the Mission Field 

2.45 – 3.30 pm              Debriefing Breakout Sessions

Earn CEU Credits for Attending! Email: imtpartnership@gmail.com for more information.

Questions? Please Contact:

Julie Fricke 

Optional Event, Church of the Resurrection, Friday, May 16th and Saturday, May 17th

A Gathering of The Aldersgate Covenant

20 hours of prayer, worship and watching for a revival of the Holy Spirit in our lives and our Church.

When & Where
4:00 p.m. Friday, May 16 until 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.

Registration and additional information about this event can be found on A Gathering of The Aldersgate website.